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Poster: Karakasa Music Date: Feb 24, 2012 7:11pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: MP3s derived from FLAC have NO Song/Album etc Metadata

Hi Kevin, thanks for the reply. I uploaded a txt to my new test item here
However I didn't have luck populating metadata on it.

When you say the following:
"On the same metadata page where you discover that the individual flac files ARE titled correctly (because you uploaded a perfectly documented setlist .txt file!), there are two buttons that will populate the metadata for Artist/Band and Album."

Do you mean this page? [link to screenshot]. I don't see the option on here, maybe its different vs LMA releases. Thanks for your help!

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Poster: Kevin B. Selby Date: Feb 25, 2012 8:47am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: MP3s derived from FLAC have NO Song/Album etc Metadata

See this tutorial:

specifically, page 5 where it shows a shot of a typical track and then mentions the buttons to push to populate Album and Creator (e.g., Band).

I have always had it populate correctly when I submit the items and it initially parses them. You seem to have added the txt file "after the fact" and therefore you MIGHT have needed to go to the metadata page again and populate the fields for the .flac file AND you might have ALSO needed to them go to the page where you can "Re-Derive" the .mp3. This triggers the process to re-encode the .mp3 and because you would have fixed the metadata, it would have used the data for the tags of the .mp3. Once you do this a few hundred times you'll actually be pretty comfortable with the various steps involved.

Best of luck!!!


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Poster: greenone Date: Feb 24, 2012 8:23pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: MP3s derived from FLAC have NO Song/Album etc Metadata

Yes, that's the metadata editor. For LMA items, we require an informational file in .txt format; it's supposed to contain a track listing among other things. If it's properly formatted, the system can parse the track listing and pull the titles in.

The buttons that Kevin mentions, for auto-population of the "Creator" and "Album" fields, do not exist for other audio items, unfortunately, so those must be filled out by hand.

Those four fields - Title, Creator, Album, and Track - are the only ones that I'm aware of that can be used to tag derivative files. You can add custom fields to the metadata of your page, with the "Add another field" link next to the "Submit" button at the very bottom, but it's not clear whether they will apply to the individual tracks on a tagging level. Hopefully someone else can chime in who has a higher-level view across more audio collections than I do.